Brown told Geoff Coyle of WVillustrated.com playing time was at the core of his decision to depart. The sophomore guard from Darby, Pa., only appeared in 17 games for the Mountaineers in 2012-13, averaging 1.2 points and 0.9 rebounds per game.
Likewise, Gerun did not see much action in this, his first season at WVU. The Ukraine native played in only seven games -- only three of which were Big 12 contests. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged only 1.3 points per contest.
But the departure of Hinds is more significant.
The sophomore from Mount Vernon, N.Y. started in 59 of his 65 career games at West Virginia, averaging 22.8 minutes per game this year. He averaged 7.4 points per game in both his freshman and sophomore seasons, but Hinds committed 55 turnovers and only registered 52 assists this season.
The departures not only ensure Bob Huggins will have room on the roster for his current signees in the 2013 recruiting class -- Devin Williams, Brandon Watkins, Elijah Macon and Nathan Adrian -- but would allow for two additional players as well.
Huggins has been actively recruiting 2013 prospects in recent weeks.